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SPARK Innovation Showcase


The Innovation Showcase is dedicated to displaying many creative and impactful student projects from diverse disciplines across the UW System.

This special session is meant to showcase innovative, hands-on projects in any academic discipline. Students are invited to display their projects among their statewide colleagues in parallel with the Poster Symposium. Just as innovation can take on many forms, students' final, tangible products may be very diverse. Presenters are welcome to demonstrate their project using any of the following formats:

  • Prototype
  • Computer Display
  • Application Storyboard

This list is not exhaustive. Please list any special space requirements on your project submission. WiSys can provide tables and power sources, but student teams will be responsible for providing their own computers, screens and displays.

Registration for the opportunity to showcase your creative project to faculty, administrators, community members and fellow students from across the UW System is now closed.  We look forward to seeing everyone.

Tips for presenting your project

  1. Bring your complete project with you to the symposium the morning of July 27, 2020. WiSys will provide tables and power outlets, but students are responsible for bringing anything else they will need to present their project.
  2. Poster and Innovation Showcase presenters can arrive at 7:30am for poster and showcase set up. Presenters may set up throughout the day if it is before the 3:00 pm poster and innovation session. Please ask one of the WiSys team members (wearing a green “staff” ribbon) if you need assistance. Please leave your project set up for the entirety of the conference, if possible.
  3. Read the Innovation Showcase judging rubric. Student presenters will be eligible for one of two cash prizes, as well as the Robert R. Wise award for the project demonstrating the most commercial relevance.